backyard[bak′yärd′; for adj., -yärd′]
a yard adjoining the back of a house: also
of or in a backyard
also back yard
A yard at the rear of a house.
- A yard to the rear of a house or similar residence.
- (colloquial) A person's neighborhood, or an area nearby to a person's usual residence or place of work and where the person is likely to go.
- (colloquial) An area nearby to a country or other jurisidiction's legal boundaries, particularly an area in which the country feels it has an interest.
Note that backyard is usually written as a single word, while front yard is always written as two words.